Rainbow Heights Club
The Rainbow Heights Club is a program for individuals with mental health issues who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. As a way of addressing some of the specific issues that LGBT people experience while receiving mental health support, the Rainbow Heights Club provides members with opportunities to socialize while being open about their identities. In this context they are able to access peer advocacy and support. On the Web site, they provide links to resources for consumers, resources for providers, and information on various club activities, including nutrition programs and a psychosocial support group.
National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health
The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health (NRCHMH) promotes quality mental health services and works to counter the inequalities in mental health treatment for Hispanics in the U.S. The organization sponsors activities to increase the knowledge of mental health agency administrators and direct care service providers in meeting the needs of Hispanic people in mental health programs.Through policy development initiatives, technical assistance, anti-discrimination campaigns, and trainings, NRCHMH strives to increase awareness and acceptance of mental disorders among Hispanic people.
Like Minds, Like Mine
This public education program in New Zealand works to reduce the negative and harmful misperceptions that many with mental disorders experience. Like Minds, Like Mine accomplishes this by engaging local communities through different activities, including workshops. They also provide resources, including their Campaign videos, through their Web site and a free information line to keep people informed.
UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Dispariities (CRHD)
The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities looks to meet the needs of underserved communities and improve people's access to treatment of mental disorders in the primary care setting. The Center works to address inequalities that exist in the current health system through conducting program research and community outreach to build awareness, and educating and sharing information with others.
Think Cultural Health
The Think Cultural Health Web site seeks to enhance the quality of health care services to diverse populations by offering current resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. These resources include accredited online continuing education courses and professional guides and information.
National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA)
The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) represents and supports Latinos affected by mental and substance use disorders. The NLBHA offers programs which address disparities that exist for people with mental and substance use disorders in the Latino community. These programs focus on access, treatment providers, and practice-based research. Also, the NLBHA Web site offers publications and information on the latest news and events on mental and substance use disorders topics.
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) was established with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in partnership with the National Alliance of Multi-ethnic Behavioral Health Associations. NNED is dedicated to promoting equality for behavioral health services for individuals, families, and communities. It aims to promote policies, practices, standards, and research to eliminate behavioral health disparities through the development of a diverse national network of racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual minority communities and organizations. NNED works with network members to share community-based knowledge of and training in multicultural and community-based practices, encourage collaboration, and research and design best practices.
Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership)
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded organization provides technical assistance to help communities build systems of care. The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) assists communities in developing and implementing a broad range of community- and strength-based services to improve outcomes for children with behavioral health problems and their families. Resources provided include consultation, communities of practice, and a newsletter. In addition, this organization provides access to content specialists with experience in a variety of areas including child welfare, cultural and linguistic competence, and mental health and substance abuse.
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)
NYAPRS is a coalition of behavioral health consumers and providers from across the State of New York. The organization advocates for the rights of people with behavioral health problems and spreads the message that recovery is possible for all consumers. NYAPRS peer services division connects consumers with peer groups and peer-run programs, though the coalition's holistic approach goes much further by influencing public policy, transforming services, assisting with community and economic development, and promoting cultural competence within systems of care.
Erasing the Distance
Erasing the Distance is a Chicago-based theater company dedicated to shedding light on mental illness. The company tours its original productions, as well as facilitated audience dialogues, mental health trainings, and high quality mental health resource, to junior high and high schools, colleges and universities, places of worship, hospitals, community groups, and workplaces. Erasing the Distance also creates customized productions to help communities give voice to their own mental health stories and leads long term artistic residencies in schools.
Coalition for Iraq + Afghanistan Veterans
This national non-partisan partnership of organizations is committed to working with and on behalf of all military veterans, families, survivors, and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This nonprofit organization works to increase the ability of Australian society to prevent and respond effectively to depression.
This UK-based organization focuses on providing a variety of services, supports, and opportunities to assist individuals experiencing mental health problems in developing a sense of purpose and direction, developing healthy relationships with others, and achieving their personal goals and potential. This is achieved through a range of creative opportunities and practical advice related to the person's aspirations as part of their recovery.
SANE StigmaWatch, an initiative of the national mental health charity, SANE Australia, monitors the Australian media to ensure accurate and respectful representation of mental illnesses. It does this through monitoring, correcting, and logging media misrepresentation of mental illnesses.
P.O. Box 226
South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Rethink's Anti-Stigma Campaign in Norwich
Alexandra Burner, Senior Campaigns Officer
The Norwich anti-stigma campaign was developed and launched by Rethink,a national mental health membership charity in England. It was a month-long campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the stigma associated with mental illnesses and the discrimination that people with mental illnesses face in their daily lives. The campaign also aimed to increase awareness of Rethink.
Mind (National Association of Mental Health)
15-19 Broadway, London E15 4BQ
Phone: 020 8519 2122
Mind (National Association for Mental Health) provides information on a national level for England and Wales. Their activities promote the values of autonomy, equality, knowledge, and participation in the community for all people, especially those with mental illnesses. The group actively campaigns to improve the policy and attitudes of governing bodies in the United Kingdom, and has developed highly successful local-level initiatives for consumers of mental health.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance members reach over 14 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S.
1501 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation?s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. It has an extensive network of local and state affiliates that support the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, education.
National Asian Women's Health Organization
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
NAWHO is a national non-profit health organization with a mission to achieve health equity for Asian women and families. Its goals are: 1.) To raise awareness about the health needs of Asian Americans through research and education; 2.) To support Asian Americans as decision-makers through leadership development and advocacy; and 3.) To strengthen systems serving Asian Americans through partnerships and capacity building.
California Black Women's Health Project
101 N. LaBrea - Suite 610
Inglewood, CA 90301
Founded in 1994, the California Black Women's Health Project (CABWHP) focuses on empowering black women to take personal responsibility for their own health and to advocate for changes in policies that adversely affect black women's health status.
Open the Doors
Open the Doors is an international program that was developed by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) in 1996. Created to fight the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with schizophrenia, the program helps dispel myths and misunderstandings about the nature, causes, and treatment of the illness.